For Lay Leaders


October is Pastor Appreciation month and we want to support you as you honor and affirm your pastor. Lift is an initiative designed to give you simple strategies to encourage, bless and affirm your pastor/s.  Below, you'll find resources from our partners. Select the ones that fit you, your church and your pastor. Then start appreciating!


Want something right away? Click below to download the 50 Ways to Bless Your Pastor bulletin insert and planning guide. Set your meeting with your deacons, elders, and lay leaders.  Schedule the appreciation event, service, reception and bless your pastor(s) and families in meaningful ways!

Here'‚Äč s another easy plan to implement: Purchase a VISA gift card at any local retail store. This gift card can be used at any of the hundreds of the Christian-owned inns and bed and breakfasts within the Christian Hospitality Network. Click Here to find a CHN location. Special pastor discounts (from 25-50% off, Sun-Thursday nights) are typical. Therefore, a $300-500 gift card will typically cover a multi-night stay, giving your ministry couple the blessing of selecting the bed and breakfast location that suits their needs.